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Monday, May 25, 2020

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Nursing Homes Cost a Fortune; Planning Ahead Does Not

Okay, let’s make a quick assessment: Can you afford an extra $117,000 a year? How about $69,000 a year? Or even $48,000 a year?

Chances are that you cannot, certainly not for several consecutive years. If you’re among the lucky ones who could swing it, it would pain you to deplete so much of your

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Maintaining the High After the Holidays

The chagim have just ended and, if you’re like me, you’re still bathing in the spiritual afterglow. With one holiday after another, it’s a religious, spiritual and cultural whirlwind experience. Now that Simchat Torah has come and gone, we find ourselves, once more, knee-deep in the mundane world. Whether it’s driving a car

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Just Pay Attention!

As some of you may recall, I mentioned some time ago that I suffer from an unusual disorder entitled prosopagnosia, or face blindness. The term comes from the Greek word for face (prosopon) and the medical term for recognition impairment (agnosia). This is a disorder where I find it impossible to recognize people, despite having seen them

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Q&A with Rabbi Gideon Weitzman, Puah Director, Visiting Principal Associate at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Editor’s note: Puah will hold a Shabbat to share details of their mission to help Jewish couples address a wide variety of fertility issues. The Shabbaton will be at Congregations Ahavat Shalom (the the Teaneck ‘Apartments’ minyan), Bnai Yeshurun and Keter Torah on October 16 and 17.

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Conscious Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry

As a parent, I would love it if my children’s doctor visits went smoothly; there would be no screaming or crying, and the visit would end with the kids skipping out of the office with a smile on their face and a sticker on their shirt. Realistically, I know very well that this is not the typical situation and I don’t expect it, but

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A Pioneering Approach to Parkinson’s Disease

Many Israelis are hard at work looking into the causes of Parkinson’s disease (PD), new treatments to relieve symptoms, and technologies to manage the disease.

One Israeli, however, has focused his efforts on a mind-body approach. Alex Kerten says his gyro-kinetic program of martial arts,

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Is Fluoride Necessary?

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. The main function of fluoride is to provide strength to the teeth, which it does by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It is especially important for children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to be exposed

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Clean Bill of Health: Medical Codes

Assuming Congress doesn’t intervene, on October 1st one of the essential mechanisms with which medical providers code their insurance claims will undergo a radical change.

My apologies in advance for selecting a rather dry topic, but I will do my very best to make it interesting, and as healthcare

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Local Fire Prevention Specialist and Alarm Expert Jeffrey Zwirn Weighs In On Holiday Fire Safety

This year, the holiday season coincides with the upcoming national holiday, Fire Safety Month (October). As we approach the Jewish holidays, it is imperative that every family keep in mind the disaster in Brooklyn earlier this year that killed seven children on Shabbat, which was started by a hot plate used to warm food, and think

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What is Wellness Care?

The term “wellness care” has recently become very popular among the public, health care practitioners, legislators and exercise facilities alike. However, there is no concrete definition of the term on search engines like Google. Digging a little deeper, a “wellness care” definition is offered by the American Chiropractic

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Ready, Set…Breakfast! Healthy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make the Night Before

My inbox was flooded with requests for breakfast recipes that can be made in advance. I’m happy to share these recipes with you. Both are a HUGE hit with my not-always-so-easy-to-please kids.

Broccoli-Egg Muffins

Makes 16 muffins

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Taking Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you become very aware of how important it is to take extra-special care of your body. You should also know that pregnancy is a time to take extra-special care of your teeth and gums. That’s because hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing cavities, gingivitis and

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